Our preschool program uses the AEPS (Assessment, Evaluation, Programming System) as a foundation for its assessment plan and curriculum. Each classroom's lead teacher is responsible for designing the classroom environment and providing a curriculum to support social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development for all children. Our preschool program includes appropriate learning activities and teaching techniques in accordance with each child's level of comprehension and maturation.
Daily schedules include activities to provide :
- Indoor/outdoor activities
- Quiet/active activities
- Individual/group activities
- Large/small group activities
- Child/staff initiated activities
- Structured/spontaneous activities
The staff provides adaptations and modifications to ensure that children with special needs participate fully in the classroom programs and activities. Resources used within the classroom are reflective of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the children in the program.
All of our classrooms include centers or areas for activities such as art, block building, gross motor, housekeeping/dramatic play, language arts/library, manipulative materials, math/problem solving, multimedia, music, and science/social studies.
We provide developmentally appropriate instruction to children regarding safety procedures, such as riding the bus and emergency procedures. Throughout the day, children work in small groups, in individual settings, and with the rest of the class in supervised activities. We feel children learn best from both structured and non-structured learning.